Pirton Grange, Shillington Road, Pirton, Hertfordshire: Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Gatehouse

Author(s): Dr Martin Bridge

A total of six samples were taken from various oak elements judged likely to be of greatest age in the gatehouse, in which newer timbers were also evident. Some timbers were found to be of elm, including the north-east corner post, all the attic joists, and several studs. The two oak corner posts in the south wall almost certainly came from the same tree, but neither this combined ring-width series, nor any of the others, gave acceptable consistent matches in comparisons with dated reference material. All the timbers remain undated therefore.

Report Number:
Research Department Reports
Dendrochronology Standing Building


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